Meaningful Use & Other Highlights from the ONC Meeting

I have a whole second blogpost on this already planned. This is just the quick and easy one in which I gather a few highlighted resources from the ONC Meeting last week. ONC stands for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. You can find more information about the event at the page for the webcast and agenda.

2011 ONC Annual Meeting, November 16-18, 2011:

The focus of the meeting seemed to be mostly around electronic health records, issues, drivers of adoption, and meaningful use. One of the attendees and presenters had previously made a rather clever music video to illustrate the concept of meaningful.

The American College of Medical Informatimusicology Proudly Presents The Meaningful Yoose Rap Written and Performed by Dr. HITECH

The same folks later in the show did a second piece on the importance of encryption and privacy in electronic health records, but there is no video for that one because it is a parody of a copyrighted work. There are, however, lyrics, and I expect that with having seen the first one, you’ll be able to imagine what it might have sounded like.

Informatimusicology: E-N-C-R-Y-P-T:

Other topics of focus for the meeting were the patient-centered medical home and other real world applications of health IT and especially the EHR. Here are a few of the slidedecks I was able to find from the event.

2011 ONC Annual Meeting – Ted Eytan, MD – Ignite Presentation
Consumer e-Health: A new era of listening

IT Bricks and Mortar to Optimize PCMH, Steven E Waldrenti, MD

IT Bricks and Mortar to Optimize Patient Centered Medical Homes, Brian Ahier

One of the big treasures from the event were the demonstrations and discussions of the SMART Apps contest submissions and winners.


You can find more on the activities of the ONC Meaningful Use committee here, along with slides and audio for other meetings. I’m still hoping for the video from the annual meeting to be released.

Meaningful Use Workgroup: Past Meetings

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